Bulger killer faces court on child porn charges

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Killer Jon Venables is due to appear via videolink at the Old Bailey tomorrow to face allegations of downloading child pornography.

Venables, who was just 10 when he and Robert Thompson murdered toddler James Bulger, is expected to enter pleas to the two charges.



It is claimed he downloaded 57 indecent photographs of children and in the process made seven images available to others on the internet.



The offences are alleged to have taken place between February last year and February this year.



Venables and Thompson were jailed for life in 1994 for the murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Bootle, Merseyside, the previous year.



They were released on licence in 2001 and given new identities.



Venables, now 27, was recalled to prison in February this year when the new allegations came to light.